Comedy music acts are generally pretty hit and miss. The classic comedian-at-piano act has been fairly done to death over the years, but still manages to gain laughs – especially on those late Saturday night TV slots with a sofa and three actors/musicians/sportsmen looking to peddle their latest movie/tour/autobiography. Yawn.
Axis of Awesome are a rather different breed. There are three of them, they are genuinely funny, and genuinely musically gifted. They have however, somewhat blown the lid off the magic of pop success in one of their standard acts from the Australian homeland.
They make one basic claim: that more or less all the major pop hits of the last few decades are built around the same four chords. Don’t believe it? Take a look:
A super talented bunch.